Monday, March 14, 2011

Recipe: Happy (apple) Pi Day!

Guess what?! It is Pi (3.14) day! :) And every holiday is worth celebrating!! :D In celebration--and preparation for FHE treats tonight, I thought I would share a super easy and fast recipe to make personal sized apple pi's.

1 tube (12 oz) refrigerated biscuits
1 med tart apple, peeled & chopped
1/4 c. raisins
3 T. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
2 T. butter

Preheat oven to 375*. Lightly spray 5 muffin cups (pan). Using a rolling pin, flatten each biscuit into a 3-4 inch circle--wide enough cover the bottom and sides of one muffin cup and place in muffin cup. Combine the apple, raisins, sugar and cinnamon. Spoon ~2-3 T. of filling onto the bottom crust. Dot with small amount of butter. Roll out another biscuit to cover the top diameter. Pinch sides to seal. Bake fo 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Yields: 5 pi's

Happy PI Day!

UPDATE:  Ok, I have now made these myself (yes I posted the recipe before I tried it--I wanted everyone to have it for pi day but I trusted the source in came from and to be honest, it wasn't that complicated so I could already tell how it would taste before I made it!)  Anyway... I love, Love, LOVE these!  I am pretty sure I will be making these again--and not just on pi day! :)

There are a few changes I would made...

  • I used 2 apples--maybe ours were just small
  • I didn't measure the raisins, I just dumped some in until it looked semi-balanced.  I LOVE having the raisins in the pies!
  • I used Splenda instead of sugar...
  • 1 t. of cinnamon was A LOT.  I liked it strong but depending upon how bold you want it, you might want to try a half
  • I sprinkled in a few dashes of nutmeg too--just for good measure.
  • I didn't measure the apple mixture.  I just divided it between 5 and then packed it in each muffin cup.  I'm sure it was probably more like 1/3 c.
  • In the future, I would dust the top biscuit crust with sugar or a cinnamon/ sugar (possibly even melted butter then the sugar) to make it sweeter instead of biscuity

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